Casserole dish with layers of eggplant, ground lamb, béchamel sauce
Whole fish or filet, grilled, olive oil, lemon juice
Spanakopita, Tiropita, Kolokithokeftedes
Spinach pie, cheese pie and zucchini fritter
Great experience—wait staff was very friendly.
Felt very safe indoor dining
We go for valentines day with my husband every year and it’s always amazing!! Very grateful
Great meal! Very nice secluded indoor dining on the first night of indoor dining.
Great place for a romantic date
Always solid, good, healthy food. Abs, service was very good outside. So difficult for restaurants in these times , but Periyali👍
We are Greek, and therefore very picky with our Greek food. This was incredibly authentic and delicious. I was thrilled to see my favorite food on the planet, avgolemono, first on the menu. I'm rarely wowed by anyone's rendition of this soup besides my family, but it was SPECTACULAR. All three of us ate it in record time, exclaiming, "this is the best avgolemono ever!!!"... besides my mom's ;)
The rest of the food was just as amazing. The portions were huge, so I got to enjoy everyone's leftovers for the next few days. The lamb, the chicken souvlaki, and the moussaka were all 5 stars.
My parents live in NJ where indoor dining is still allowed, so they were a little hesitant to dine outside after the sun was down on a cold windy night, but Periyali did a fabulous job heating the place and keeping you covered and protected from the wind, while still allowing us to feel safe and distanced. We were more than comfortable, and didn't even think of the 30-something-degree temperature once.
Our server's wine recommendations were spot on, and the desserts were to die for. I really don't even have one complaint for this place. It was an amazing night, start to finish.
With only six tables outside, though, make sure you make your reservation in advance! You don't wanna miss out on this one!
The owner is amazing! Food is fantastic. So warm. Highly recommend.
Excellent food, service and value - and handling pandemic-related issues responsibly and well!
Outdoor situation is small, but charming. The heaters are excellent.
The food, as always, is wonderful.
We ate at a table outside. We were concerned about the table next to us being too close and the management kindly moved it far enough away to make us happy. The food was delicious, especially the octopus appetizer.
We go to Periyali often and usually order their daily special grilled fish and it is always excellent.
Really nice space, and easy to talk with friends in. Food was great!
The octopus has reached the stage where we have to share multiple orders.
One of our favorite spots.
Great food, great service. Would definitely recommend to family or friends.
Enjoyed our dinner outdoors. Accommodating helpers. Excellent fish and --baklava for dessert!
The service was amazing, our waiter was very attentive. The food was the best greek food I've had in a while. The setting is beautiful.
All of the food was fresh & delicious. The staff are very friendly and efficient.
Periyali is my all time favorite Greek restaurant in New York City. Chef always gets it right and uses the freshest ingredients. The ambiance and vibe are great and service is always first rate. I celebrate my birthday here every year and my friends and family also rave about it.
I love Periyali, it was our local when we lived in Flatiron because it is consistently solid food that can be as healthy or heavy as you want it to be (everything from more simply-cooked fish to salmon baked in phyllo or yummy cakes). Paired w a good wine list, European-style good service and a great ambience (was more romantic when you could eat indoors but they’ve put their beautiful roses out in their outdoor patio albeit in much smaller bunches!). When we lived closer we came almost once a week.
Food and service was very good. The outdoor dining was also good. Tables were spaced well.
The best prepared and most delicious octopus on the planet. Fish is superb. Desserts too. The service is always welcoming. I have been going to Periyali for over 30 years and I have never had anything but a wonderful experience including my son’s 18th birthday.
Outstanding service. Outstanding food.
Good food. Octopi was as good as one could get. Device a little slow but it was crowded.
Periyali is one of the Best Greek Restaurants in the City. Food was delicious & our waiter was Great, even recommending a New Wine when they were out of the one we ordered. The Bar was slow to get drinks but they were busy.
Peryyali provides a uniformly excellent experience in every way. Given the quality, the prices offer true value. Do not miss the Octopus or the very good Greek wines. Highly recommended.
i went early, so it was quie
Periyali comes through in fine fashion like always! I have my birthday dinner here every year to commemorate my Father who bought me here as a young girl before he passed. The staff are always warm and fun and the food is always great. See you next year Periyali!
Periyali is consistently terrific. Great service, fresh and delicious food, and wonderful desserts. Try the rice pudding!
wait staff was very accommodating to our pescavegan diet
everything was delicious - try the grape leaves - from wine (we got a bottle of Santorini wine) all the way to dessert (had both flavors of the sorbet)
atmosphere - delightful
Love the restaurant. Great food and service. Nice spot for a meeting or group meal
It was a very pleasant experience. Beautifully decorated, food were tasty, price ok and service was good. Will go back again. Will recommend to friends and families.
Our experience at Periyali was very nice overall. Service was kind, knowledgable, and attentive. Nice Greek red wine options by the glass. For the most part, the food was good and fresh. Our only nit-picks would be that many appetizers were served with garlic sauce, which was delicious but became a little monotonous. We also wanted to love the spanakopita, kolokithokeftedes, and tiropita platter, but we found the kolokithokeftedes to be overly greasy and the spanakopita and tiropita to be a bit lacking in flavor. We'd suggest going elsewhere in the city for these appetizers and trying something else from Periyali's menu instead.
Lovely restaurant & having just been to Greece for our Honeymoon - the food was incredible ! Very high standard of cuisine and very attentive waitstaff. I highly recommend!
Excellent! Will definitely return.
I've been here twice, and both times have loved it. Periyali has an excellent menu with amazing flavors. I've had the grilled octopus, which is phenomenal, the filet mignon kabob (fantastic!), the stuffed grape leaves (heavenly!) and the baklava (perfection!). I recommend everything I mention here. The service is impeccable, the atmosphere is classy yet cozy. An absolute gem!
This mainstay of NYC Greek cuisine is worth a visit if you want an elegant and authentic food Greek experience. The menu is good. As a Greek, I loved that the menu items were written in English but were the actual Greek language translation. The dip appetizers were excellent although larger dollops would have been appreciated. The Greek salad actually was perfect -- the feta some of the best I've had -- and tomatoes that tasted as if they were shipped from Greece. The lamb shank was massive and perfect, the souvlakis also great, and the veal delicious. I'd skip desserts...the baklava was mediocre and the revani not syruppy enough. Not rushed Saturday night service. Do wish the online menu had pricing and advised us that prix fixe menu NOT available on Saturday nights. Also great was mastiha cocktail and the Greek wines. Keeping up the great work after all these years!
Delicious food beautifully presented
Periyali offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 463-7890.
Periyali is rated 4.7 stars by 2174 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.